Webinar - International Law in the Asia-Pacific during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 16, 2020, 20:00 - 21:30 EST

ASIL July 7 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented effects on many forms of international law throughout the globe. ASIL’s Asia-Pacific Interest group invited members to join an online webinar discussing the breadth of the pandemic’s impact on private and public international law in the region, including trade, investment, cross-border business, health, immigration, security, and dispute resolution, among other transnational concerns. This event, featuring speakers from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific, reflecting the diversity of the Interest Group’s membership, explored these issues and more affecting the region.

This session was organized by ASIL’s Asia-Pacific Interest Group.

Recording available here.


  • Vivienne Bath, University of Sydney
  • Manjiao Chi, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing
  • Matthew Erie, University of Oxford, Moderator
  • Kawun Kakar, Kakar Advocates, Kabul
  • Ali Sultan, Research Society of International Law, Islamabad
  • Charis Tan, Peter & Kim, Singapore
  • Gu Weixia, Hong Kong University Faculty of Law